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United Kingdom appoints Iran ambassador Nicholas Hopton

Mr. Hopton used to serve as Britain's chargé d'affaires to the Islamic Republic of Iran. He said: 'The upgrade in diplomatic relations gives us the opportunity to develop our discussions on a range of issues, including our consular cases about whi...

South Sudan on The Brink of Child Soldiers Nightmare

The Kiir and Machar camps blame the fighting in July, which have endangered the fragile peace agreement in August 2015 , meant to put an end to a civil war that began in December 2013 and has killed tens of thousands of dead and 2.5 million displa...

Stanford rapist Brock Turner released after three months

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said Turner was given a large packet of hate mail on his release . Authorities say Turner sexually assaulted the girl while she was passed out near a rubbish bin. They and others attending a demonstration ou...

Supreme Court won't reinstate NC voter ID law

As for the road ahead, there are a variety of other legal disputes still underway over voting rights - yesterday's Supreme Court order was not a ruling , per se, and does not affect cases in other states - and even the fight in North Carolina co...

If selected, I'll definitely go to Bangladesh: Moeen Ali

England's four-wicket win in Leeds on Thursday left them 4-0 up in a five-match series ahead of Sunday's finale in Cardiff . The 29-year-old said it was a tough decision and one his team-mates were also struggling with. "It is a completely indiv...

Mother Teresa's nephew: Remembering my aunt, the saint

The secret despair of Mother Teresa - combined with allegations from critics that the institutions she founded misused funds, had poor medical care, and practiced religious evangelism - makes her canonization more controversial than most. The move de...

Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground

Mr Temer is due to lead the country until the end of the current presidential term in 2018. Rousseff took office in 2011, and after being reelected by a narrow margin in 2014 she was dragged down by an economic recession and high-profile corruption...

Waller County Sues And Is Sued Over Courthouse Gun Ban

The national debate over transgender rights took yet another turn last week, after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked the Obama administration from enforcing new guidelines meant to expand students' access to restrooms and locker rooms in s...

Burkini ban in Nice overturned by French court

They also said that the emotions and fears resulting from the terror attacks, particularly the one in Nice on July 14th were not enough to justify the law. The office of Nice's mayor denied that the woman had been forced to remove clothing, claimin...

USA warship opens fire at 'provocative' Iranian navy boat

Votel said that Iran's actions were nothing new before tearing into the Iranians and saying that he does not believe commercials vessels will be harassed by Iran. They are deliberate in the things that they are doing, but ultimately we are going to...

Olympics: Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

Hickey must remain in Brazil and hand over his passport. A judge in Rio de Janeiro has recommended that Pat Hickey be freed from prison and placed under house arrest. James said the family were "gravely concerned" about the manner of Hickey's arr...

Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

It has also lost some of its most senior commanders and founding members over the past year, including its "minister of war" Omar al-Shishani, feared Iraqi militant Shaker Wuhayeb, also known as Abu Wahib, as well as a top finance official known by s...

Vladimir Putin _ not THAT Vladimir Putin _ nabbed in Florida

Rather the man behind the drama is Vladimir Putin of West Palm Beach, Florida. Police say Putin was screaming at employees and refused to leave the store. A Publix in downtown West Palm Beach was invaded by an unwelcomed guest who claimed to ha...

Apple tax: Tim Cook open letter to Europe condemns £11bn European Union ruling

It was the latest in a series of aggressive moves by European officials to hold US businesses, particularly big tech companies, accountable under the EU's rules on taxation, competition and privacy. Previous year the country spent around 48.5 billion...

Going airborne: Change in law will help more farmers use drones

The FAA regulations say commercial drone operators will no longer need to get a pilot's license, which is an expensive and time-intensive endeavor. Drones may not operate over any persons not directly participating in the operation, not under a c...

Singapore: Number of locally transmitted Zika cases rises to 41

Inspectors from the National Environment Agency checking for mosquito-breeding sites visited homes in the eastern Aljunied Crescent district where 41 cases - mostly foreign workers at a condominium construction project - have been confirmed.

Chargers announce they've signed Joey Bosa to rookie deal

The dispute was mainly over the payout of Bosa's $17 million signing bonus; the team's "best offer" proposed that Bosa get 85 percent of it in this calendar year, with the remaining 15 percent coming next year. Every team I speak to thinks the Charge...

Islamic State claims deadly Yemen attack

Saudi Arabia, along with its regional allies, has been supporting the pro-government troops, and claims Iran is backing the rebels-a charge that the country denies. The radical terror group has been using Yemen's 18-month-old civil war between Presid...

Philippine president says no genocide in his bloody drug war

Duterte also said. Duterte's methods may be bloodier than those typically employed by American prohibitionists, writes Jacob Sullum, but his logic is similar: casting peaceful transactions-the exchange of money for psychoactive substances-as acts o...

Boko Haram terrorists killed as Nigerian Air Force intensifies aerial bombings

FILE - In his file image taken from video released late Friday evening, October 31, 2014, by Boko Haram , Abubakar Shekau , centre, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist speaks in an unidentified place. The announcement came as the U.S. secre...

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Saudi Arabia Pledges $1.5 Billion to Help Rebuild Iraq

It was also unclear how much of the $30 billion represented loans. "Iraq is required today to start a comprehensive reconstruction of the infrastructure and facilities that were ...

Donald Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Meal Kits

Current USDA requirements say that able-bodied adults without children can only get three months of food stamps in three years unless they work or participate in a job training...

West Ham move further from EPL drop zone with Watford win

The win moved the Hornets up to 11th in the table with 30 points. West Ham United manager David Moyes praises striker Marko Arnautovic for his performance against Watford ...

Rights icon Asma Jahangir passes away

Her daughters were kidnapped and assaulted in 2008. "Despite our differences I always respected her for her fight for human rights and for standing up for her convictions", forme...

Westerville, Ohio officers killed in shooting

Joering was pronounced dead at the scene, while Morelli was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said Joering died on the scene, ...

Venezuelan Electoral Body Sets Presidential Election Date

The 2018 elections were originally scheduled to take place in December, but the ruling socialist party is eager to hold the elections as soon as possible, sensing its current advan...

Justice official quits amid Trump attacks

Sessions applauded Brand for her service to the DOJ, calling her "a lawyer's lawyer". Brand was confirmed by the Senate on May 22 following a Judiciary Committee hearing alongs...

Kim Jong Un boasts of North Korea's 'world class military power'

North Korean military parades typically feature thousands of goose-stepping troops and hundreds of armoured vehicles, culminating with missiles rolling through Kim Il Sung Square -...

One officer dead, two others shot while serving warrant near Atlanta

The GBI said it has identified the suspect, but is withholding his name pending notification of his family. "They notified radio and a Locust Grove city police officer came to be...

Suspect In NFL Player's Death Has Bay Area DUI, Was Deported Twice

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck...

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Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu for corruption

Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu for corruption

Netanyahu faces two corruption charges. Ynet reported that police are split on whether they have evidence to bring charges against Netanyahu on that that case. The law says t...

Crude palm oil futures fall 0.30% on profit-booking

Crude palm oil futures fall 0.30% on profit-booking

Prices felt the blow of these revised projections and will likely continue to feel it for a few more days. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude declined 66 cents to $64.79, after...

Jarvis Landry says he was not taking shot at Patrick Surtain Jr

Jarvis Landry says he was not taking shot at Patrick Surtain Jr

Alabama also lost two commits to flips, as Quay Walker ended up choosing Georgia and Bobby Brown chose Texas A&M. Alabama's 19-player class finished the year ranked No. Enterin...

Winter Olympics: Australian moguls team confident of Pyeongchang medal success

Winter Olympics: Australian moguls team confident of Pyeongchang medal success

Pence is bringing Otto Warmbier's father Fred - the United States student who died in 2017 shortly after he was released from North Korean detention - to the opening ceremony late...

Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

Nassar was sentenced last month in Michigan's Ingham County to sexually abusing female athletes under the guise of medical treatment, and will receive a further sentence on Mon...